Dr Sanity has an exceptionally good post, REDISTRIBUTING POVERTY, on freedom and wealth:
It is economic freedom that is the true cure for poverty. Not taxes. Not regulation. Not government control of the economy and redistribution of wealth; but capitalism. And, it is important to note that economic freedom is unachievable without political freedom. That is the link between poverty and governance. It is not enough to have a superficial form of democracy like the Palestinians, Iranians or the Venezuelans. The proof of a free country is more than just getting to vote for various thugs and criminals once in a while. It is in being able to pursue your own, individual goals and happiness freely without interference or contrary demands from the state.
I wholeheartedly agree with her, when I said that
history has shown time and time again that a society where people are not allowed to have, earn and invest money is a totalitarian society where there are no basic freedoms, and freedom is one component of happiness. Freedom of enterprise and ownership (I consider that one freedom) is inherent to happiness.
Doug Ross goes at it: Welcome to the Joseph Rago Pro Journalist Institute
Liberty is the end-result of a long and difficult cultural and philosophical evolution.
Gerard has 2007 Predictions: Oh, the Humanity! I hope he’s wrong but they all sound very likely.
Raven says Men do matter; but so do women
Three from Townhall:
Dr Sowell writes about The real issue at Duke: Nifong’s job.
Debra Saunders wants to Ring out the old bromides
Castro’s true legacy is a trail of blood
Patterico’s Los Angeles Dog Trainer Year in Review 2006. Patterico mentions Maj. Megan McClung, who I metioned last month and about whom Michael Fumento has written.
The Ivy-covered con game
But nobody has ever explained to me why the cost of a liberal arts education has gone through the roof and clear over the moon. After all, there are no expensive machines involved, no groundbreaking technological advances. The only things they use are books, and the price of paper hasn’t gone up all that much. I think what we need is a Wizard of Oz handing out sheepskins to all the scarecrows in our society.
After finding out about the goings-on at HamCol, I can’t say I disgree.
Are Animal Studies Useful to Humans? Going by the article, I’d have to review the study data before saying whether it was valid or not.
More blogging later.